Windy & Dusty on the Porcupine Rim

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday was the start of my final weekend in Moab this trip. I decided to go on another official trail ride and tag along with Jared who was leading Porcupine Rim. Only about eight Jeeps showed up for this trail ride, which I thought was good. However, this trail turned out to be very very bumpy and it took us longer that we had planned to complete the trail. Not to mention that we also missed a turn and passed up the loop we were planning on taking by a few miles. The night before, the temperatures in Moab had dropped pretty significantly and while we were on the trail the wind picked up pretty good and threw a lot of dust into the air. Even with the windy weather and bumpy trail, we had a great day!

Part of our group at the trailhead
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We started the trail by Fins & Things
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Bumpy trail along Negro Bill Canyon
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Climbing one of the bigger ledges on the trail
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Plenty of dust in the air at the first overlook
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Dust over Castle Valley
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Dust hiding the La Sal Mountains
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Following close to Porcupine Rim
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On our way back, we took an alternate loop that is not very well travelled
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Coffee Pot Rock in the background
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Back at Porcupine Rim on the way back….still plenty of dust in the air
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